Here in Part Two, we delve into his initial responsibilities with the Cardinals. Starting in 2008, LaRocque served as the senior special assistant to the general manager where he has provided advice and counsel to John Mozeliak and carried direct professional scouting responsibilities.
In this exclusive audio interview, LaRocque discusses amateur and professional scouting, the ongoing challenge of finding the next players, the marriage of scouting and analytics and much more.
In the final installment of this three-part interview coming soon, LaRocque will delve into his current responsibilities, including his new role assisting recently-promoted Farm Director John Vuch.
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